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JAMPRO directors, exec to develop three-year strategic plan

Published:Monday | July 18, 2016 | 7:23 AM
JAMPRO chairman Don Wehby says the retreat will examine global and local trends in investment.

JAMPRO's Board of Directors and Executives are to hold a one-day retreat on July 20 to update the organisation’s focus, and create a new three-year strategic plan to support Jamaica’s economic growth programme.

JAMPRO chairman Don Wehby says the retreat will examine global and local trends in investment as well as export and trade promotion agency best practice to create strategies that will attract more investments into sectors such as Tourism, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), agriculture and Logistics, and increase exports of Jamaican products and services.

JAMPRO’s executives will also examine the use of partnerships with key ministries, departments, agencies and councils such as the Economic Growth Council, to promote Brand Jamaica internationally, and the progress of the National Export Strategy, which focuses on boosting exports in sectors including the Creative Industries, Manufacturing and Agribusiness.

President of JAMPRO, Diane Edwards noted that JAMPRO was keen on bringing more innovation to the Agency’s operations to boost Jamaica’s economy.

"This intense one day retreat which is being led by our new Chairman will not only emphasize JAMPRO’s role in meeting National Development Goals but also analyze some of our current strengths and weaknesses in order to be more effective in delivering the Corporation’s mandate,"she said.

According to Wehby, JAMPRO’s new strategic objectives include a greater focus on job creation and on driving value added investments that impact growth, exports and domestic linkages. The executive retreat will be a first step to positioning the organisation for this new thrust by the Government.

JAMPRO is an Agency of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation.